Saturday, August 30, 2008

ID Alley

Alley of the Week

The alleys in the International District have a lot of history, but this one just appeals to me because of the geometry. It's the alley between 5th and 6th running from Jackson up a hill to Main Street. Because half the block is a parking lot the view from the middle of the alley looking southwest is wide open. Two dragons face off against each other from both sides of Jackson Street, with the stadiums and Union Station in the distance.

The geometry I mean to point out is seen looking to the east and southeast. It's the lines of the back of the building meeting the slope of the hill. It feels cozy and sheltered.

I can easily imagine sleeping on the upper stair landing.

No comments: